Statistics are hard to come by because the trade is hidden and victims rarely come forward — blocked by language barriers, leery of law enforcement and fearful of vengeful pimps who threaten to kill their families.Last month, eight members of a gang of pimps pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court to racketeering, sex trafficking of minors and human smuggling.They told me I had to charge 150 pesos (about ) for 15 minutes.I was told that I could only lift my skirt for that amount.I was born on a farm on the outskirts of a small town of barely 3,000, surrounded by mountains.There is a lot of hunger and poverty where I come from.We got on the bus, but after an hour passed and we still hadn’t arrived I started to get nervous.And then another hour passed, and it started to get dark. You have to understand that I had never left my little town in my whole life.
I only completed the sixth grade, and then I stayed home to help my mother.
I gave him my home number, and a few days later, he called me and offered me the job.
After working for a week, Alfredo told me he liked me a lot.
He said he wanted me to meet his parents and asked me to go with him to another town, which he said was 30 minutes away by bus.
I met him at the bus station, and while I went to the bathroom, he bought the bus tickets.